Citizen, Scholar, Steward

Moving Forward Together: Our plan for bringing students back to campus

Grades JK–4 will return to in-person instruction on campus on Monday, September 21. These students will be learning via Bearcat Hybrid Education (BHE), in which all students are on campus except those who choose or are required to be at home due to a potential quarantine. Please note that JK and K with dismiss at 11:30 on September 21 and 22.

Grades 5–12 will have a phased return to campus beginning on Tuesday, September 22. The week of September 21–25, students in grades 5–12 will have all of their classes every day. See the charts below to see which days students in each grade level will be learning on campus and which days they will be learning at home.

Grades 5–12 will be learning in the Blue/Gold variation of BHE, in which approximately half of the students will be on campus during a given week. Students will be divided into Blue and Gold groups, which will alternate by week between in-person and remote learning at home.

  • Blue Group: grades 7, 8, 9, and 10
  • Gold Group: grades 5, 6, 11, and 12
Grades 5–12 will remain in Blue/Gold BHE through Fall Break (the week of October 12).

Goals & Guiding Principles

Throughout our planning process we had two primary goals. Our first was to protect the health and safety of our students and faculty. To do this, our plans were developed by consulting the resources available from local and national health authorities; guidance from governing bodies such as KDE, KHSAA, NAIS, and ISACS; health professionals in our own community; and benchmarking against best practices from other schools across the country.
Our second goal was to find the best way to fulfill our school mission and bring the words of our motto—Citizen, Scholar, Steward—to life. Maintaining a safe and healthy environment on campus will require all of us to work together. As always, we are guided by the words of our motto:

  • As Citizens, we take responsibility for protecting our own health as well as the health of others in our community.
  • As Scholars, we find creative and effective ways to deliver robust and rigorous programming in the midst of a pandemic.
  • As Stewards, we commit to taking care of one another and our school environment so that our entire community can enjoy a safe and healthy learning experience on campus.

Bearcat Hybrid Education (BHE)

Ideally, all students would be learning together on campus. We recognize, however, that some students may have health issues or other factors that prevent them from being on campus. The Bearcat Hybrid Education (BHE) model described below gives us the flexibility to meet a variety of student needs while continuing to provide high quality instruction.

The hybrid education model presumes that while most students will be learning on campus, other families may want or need to keep their children home for periods of time. BHE was developed to deliver a high quality educational experience both in-person and remotely.

Welcome Back, Bearcats

Baxter Returns to Campus

    • Morning Arrival

    • Handwashing

    • Daily Routine

    • Social Distancing

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Kentucky Country Day School is a private JK–12, coeducational school located on a spacious 85-acre campus in Louisville, KY. KCD combines a rigorous academic program with a wide variety of athletic and extracurricular programs. Our outstanding faculty creates an intimate learning environment that is both challenging and supportive.